A Brief History of Arnold Irrigation

Excepts from “The Arnold Project”Toni Rae LinenbergerBureau of Reclamation History ProgramDenver, ColoradoResearch on Historic Reclamation Projects1996 Originally, the Deschutes River was known by the Klamath tribe as, Kolamkeni Koke, or “place where the wild root kolam grows.” Many years later Lewis and Clark, referred to the river by another Indian name Toworenhiooks after sighting itContinue reading “A Brief History of Arnold Irrigation”

A Recap and Update from Save Arnold Canal

Dear Neighbors, We’d like to present a bit of a recap of the recent milestones in the administrative process of the proposed Arnold Irrigation District Infrastructure Modernization project and provide some pertinent information about what our opposition effort has planned going forward. We, like most of you, were made aware of the District’s plan toContinue reading “A Recap and Update from Save Arnold Canal”

Wells, Plants & Wildlife Will be Negatively Affected

While there is an urgent need to conserve irrigation water to maintain more water in the upper Deschutes for threatened species habitat and help struggling farmers, piping causes a massive amount of collateral damage. Piping completely eliminates seepage that infiltrates into the ground and shallow aquifers. As has already been seen after other piping projectsContinue reading “Wells, Plants & Wildlife Will be Negatively Affected”

Stop The Pipe! It Doesn’t Work for People.

Starting in 2022, the scenic and ecosystem-sustaining Arnold Canal could be filled in.Consequences include: • Negatively Impacting Groundwater Wells • Destroying/Damaging Trees and Vegetation• Destroying Wildlife Habitat• Property Damage, Dust and Noise During Construction• Reducing Property Value This seven-year, $42 Million project will help few and harm many. Not even AID’s irrigating patrons are confidentContinue reading “Stop The Pipe! It Doesn’t Work for People.”